Thursday, March 13, 2014
For the first couple of weeks he was open, Emmett said, the customers were neighbors, who sidled up to the marble bar. ‘But as we started bringing out pizza, people would ask if it was cake, and soon word spread, and then the foodies came.’

Deep dish pizza in New York? -

(“If it was cake”?!)

Cake… You’re adorable New York.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

RIP Harold Ramis - on set with Annie Potts while filming “Ghostbusters”, circa 1983

Love this pic.


RIP Harold Ramis - on set with Annie Potts while filming “Ghostbusters”, circa 1983

Love this pic.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Office apps are licensed to you for your personal, non-commercial use, and you may not use them for any non-profit, commercial, or other revenue generating activity.

One person has finally read the EULA that ships with the Surface RT. Hilarity ensues…

WINDOWS RT End User License Agreement (1/8/14)

I returned the Chromebook because I didn’t feel it was capable of basic word processing. (And because the charger was, at the time, a safety hazard.) I thought, maybe I’m being unfair in thinking Microsoft is so irredeemably lame that it should be categorically avoided. Or maybe I’m lame because a functional word-processing suite is a major selling point for me. Besides this is a very clever advertisement.

So two things turn out to be the case:

  1. If I’d actually bought the Surface I was shopping for, a EULA would prohibit me from using it for anything work related.
  2. If you use a Microsoft Surface for the purposes for which it is advertised, you will be violating this EULA.

I guess I won’t be buying a Surface.

(via squashed)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I Got Bugs

I have an iPhone4 (not S) and iOS7 has been a trainwreck and kept getting worse. Safari crashed all the time. The interface stuttered to the point that I can’t make phone calls. I spent some stupid amount on the original iPhone before it was subsidized and have used an iPhone ever since - but iOS7 has been so bad, that I moved to a Moto X over the holiday. Android has it’s problems, but I’m generally much happier after the switch.


Since the moment it was unveiled at WWDC in June of last year, I’ve been a big fan of iOS 7. While I certainly understand the people who hate change, I am not one of those people. In technology, I welcome change — especially big, bold changes. At the very least, it shows that a company isn’t afraid to experiment. More importantly, it shows that a company isn’t content to rest on its laurels.

So I embraced the gaudy neon and I entered our newly flat world excited. And I remain convinced that in just about every way, iOS 7 is a huge upgrade over the previous iterations. Except one. And it’s a big one.

The software is so inexplicably and inexcusably buggy.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
[Pope Francis has] had some statements that to me sound kind of liberal, has taken me aback, has kind of surprised me.

I wonder what will happen when she finds out about all the crazy shit Jesus has been saying.

Sarah Palin

I’m going to be laughing about this for days.

(via squashed)

Monday, November 4, 2013 Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Merchandise Mart, 1931, Chicago. Charles Turzak


Merchandise Mart, 1931, Chicago. Charles Turzak

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Pirates of the Caribbean

by my Daughter’s Orchestra.